49-Cent Friday: Men’s Dress Shirt To Summer Top Refashion

I’ve been doing some deep cleaning and organizing lately, trying to get my house ready to sell.

While cleaning out my closet, I noticed I’m in need of some more summer tops.

Most of the shirts that were in my closet had either shrunk or faded or for whatever reason I just didn’t wear them much anymore.

With the heatwave we’ve been having around here lately, I decided a cool sleeveless top was just what I needed.

I grabbed these…

Men's Dress Shirt to Summer Top Refashion | Diary of a MadMama

Lots of blue

These were all shirts that used to belong to my hubby before he lost weight and donated them to me.
I know that at least one of them was purchased for 49-cents a while ago. Continue reading


49-Cent Friday: Easy No-Sew T-Shirt Refashion

Hi there everyone!

I’ve been doing a lot of canning lately.

My cousin and I have canned zucchini relish, two different kinds of salsa (one being peach salsa), and then we took the peach pits and skins (that otherwise would’ve been thrown out), and used them to make peach jelly.

I’ve had so much fun that I decided to can the leftover half of watermelon that was being neglected in our fridge, by turning it into watermelon jelly. I couldn’t let the rinds go to waste, so I made some pickled watermelon rinds. Then I remembered the frozen peaches and strawberries that I had in my deep freezer so I canned some peach pie filling and strawberry freezer jam.

I just love seeing my pantry fill up with cans of yummy goodness!

My cousin and I are getting together next week to put some more stuff in cans. I’d like to make some spicy salsa next, and maybe some pasta sauce.

I know by now you’re probably thinking  “I thought this post was about refashioning, not canning”, and you’d be right about that.

It’s just that I’ve been so busy in the kitchen, I neglected to do my refashion for this week. 😦

I told my 14-year-old son how bummed I was that I might have to miss my Friday post for the first week since starting the series, and he sweetly offered to do it for me! Can you believe that?

He started out with this decent green t-shirt that I so kindly bought him for 49-cents (of course).

No-Sew T-Shirt Refashion | Diary of a MadMama


There wasn’t really anything wrong with this shirt, and I thought that for 49-cents, it was a shirt that he needed to have, but once I got it home, apparently he thought otherwise. Continue reading

49-Cent Friday: Refashioning Baggy Pants Into Skinny Jeans

Hey everyone!

I hope you all are having a fantastic week!

For this week’s refashion I wanted to show you how I easily turned a pair of too-big and baggy pants into some nicely-fitted, skinny jeans.

I began with this pair of ever-so-slightly stretchy, coral jeans I snagged for a measly 49-cents…

Refashioning a too-big and baggy pair of pants into skinny jeans | Diary of a MadMama

Big and baggy.

I really liked the bright, cheery color, but I didn’t like the baggy legs and the fact that the pants were 3 sizes too big for me. Continue reading

49-Cent Friday: Vera Bradley Pants Refashion

Happy Friday ya’ll!

This past week has been a blast!

The kids and I were blessed to be able to spend the majority of it with family, doing lots of fun activities!

Because of the busy week, I actually got started with this week’s refashion a lot earlier in the week than I normally do.

I’m a big time procrastinator (most of the time).

Since I got this week’s refashion done early, I was able to take some “out and about” pictures in it for once!

Anyway, for this week’s refashion, I started with a pair of Vera Bradley pants that I found months and months ago (for 49-cents of course).

Vera Bradley Pants Refashion | Diary of a MadMama

Cute right?
Too bad they’re too small!

I really like the print and bright colors on these pants. I also really like the corduroy fabric.
What I don’t like is this… Continue reading

49-Cent Friday: T-Shirt to Shrug Refashion

While perusing Pinterest the other day, I came across this adorable shrug, refashioned from a t-shirt via the Wobisobi blog.

I thought to myself, “Hey I can do that!” So I decided to do just that!

I started out with a yellow t-shirt that cost me a mere 49-cents, and a black t-shirt from my closet…

T-Shirt to Shrug Refashion | Diary of a MadMama


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